Antalis South Africa: Simona Marchese

Simona joined Antalis in March 2015

Antalis South Africa HR Director Simona Marchese is an experienced HR leader with a demonstrated history of working in both the commercial and operational aspects of HR and IR in the business supplies & equipment, FMCG, Motor and Metal industries as well as the Education sector. Prior to Antalis, she ran her own consultancy, Simona Marchese and Associates, and worked as an HR Business Partner at Ferrero. She has a BComm (legal) and an Honours in Advanced HR Management and Labour Relations. She has also lectured HR Management, Industrial Relations and Business Management at the University of the Witwatersrand and has published a book on Employment Equity.


Mar 2015 – present:     HR Director, Antalis South Africa 

Sep 2014 – Feb 2015: Human Resources and Industrial Relations Consultant,

                                     Simona Marchese & Associates

Mar 2010 – Aug 2014:  HR Business Partner, Ferrero South Africa

Mar 2006 – Feb 2010:  HR Manager, Magneti Marelli S.p.A. - Electronic Systems

                                     and Powertrain

May 2003 – Dec 2005: HR Manager, IG Tooling & Light Engineering

Oct 1999 – Jan 2003:   HR Manager, Magneti Marelli S.p.A. - Electronic Systems

                                     and Powertrain


1994 – 1997:  BCom (Hons), HR, University of the Witwatersrand

About Antalis South Africa 

Antalis, Europe’s leading distributor of paper, packaging and Visual Communication solutions, is the only operator in its sector with an international presence in 41 countries. The group provides one of the most extensive and diversified ranges of products and solutions in the market and offers its clients a high and groundbreaking level of service in terms of customisation, expertise and logistics, mainly through its 123 distribution centres situated throughout the world.